Incoming St. Francis College science students got a jump start on some of the College's toughest STEM classes, at a multi-day bootcamp to prepare them for Biology, Organic Chemistry, and Anatomy and Physiology courses they will take this fall.
Chemistry and Physics
Prepare for a Rewarding Career in the Natural Sciences
Chemistry and physics are fundamental to the understanding and exploration of the physical world. Professors in the Chemistry & Physics department at St. Francis College are proud to use a variety of methods to teach students complicated material; all in an effort to insure that each student masters the subject before moving on to the next topic.
It's a crucial point that helps SFC students understand modern science and technology, while preparing them for careers in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries, as well as for medical school.
- Laboratory work
- and other science-related professions.
The College also offers a concentration in Information Technology that prepares students to collect, disseminate, and analyze observational or experimental data.
Students can also enroll in the Pre-Professional Physician Assistant Program conducted with the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center. This is an increasingly popular field with a numerous career opportunities. Students study for two years at St. Francis College, then begin clinical training at Downstate Medical Center. The baccalaureate degree is awarded by SUNY Downstate Medical Center.
Within the context of liberal education, the department provides courses to expose students to the information, knowledge, and methods that the physical sciences have to offer. In general, the purpose of the major is to prepare students for graduate and professional schools as well as for careers in the chemical, biotechnical or pharmaceutical industries. The department encourages Chemistry majors to fully explore the chemical sciences and allied fields through participation in research, seminars, and science-based clubs and activities. Department advisors assist students in exploring career possibilities and in devising a personalized plan of study that will best prepare them for their career goals.
- Provide the necessary background in chemistry and physics for students in programs such as pre-medicine, pre-dentistry, pre-physician’s assistant, Biomedical Science, Medical Technology, Nursing, occupational therapy, diagnostic radiological science, and Biology.
- Engage in scientific inquiry including critical and logical thinking.
- Instruct students in correct laboratory procedures and assist them in developing an understanding of modern science and technology using state-of-the-art instrumentation.
- Provide non-science majors with the opportunity to acquire knowledge of materials and technology as explained through the physical sciences.
Working in collaboration with Dr. Victoria Ruiz, Assistant Professor of Biology and Health Promotion, a team of six undergraduates and one recent grad signed on for a 20-week project to monitor the quality of local waterways. St. Francis College is one of eleven partner labs in the New York City Water Trail Association's annual Citizens Water Quality Testing (CWQT) Program.
John Sexton, Ph.D., President Emeritus of New York University, will address the St. Francis College community on April 26th, as keynote speaker at the Charter Day convocation, the college's annual ceremony to present students, faculty, staff and community partners with awards and scholarships reflecting their achievements over the past year.